A New York Racing Association policy that prohibits a horse from racing within 14 days of its previous start has its detractors and supporters.
Favorite Captain Serious held off several late challengers to win the $100,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes for New York-breds Jan. 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Sam Elliott, most recently vice president of racing at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts, is the new director of racing at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.
NYRA in consultation with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, announced Jan. 16 additional steps to further enhance safety protocols for Thoroughbred racing already in place at Aqueduct.
Repole Stable's Micromanage will start from the inside post in an expected field of seven older horses in the $100,000 Jazil Stakes on a Jan. 19, Monday holiday card at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Retired New York Racing Association announcer Tom Durkin has joined West Point Thoroughbreds, it was announced Jan. 15 by West Point founder and president Terry Finley.
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The New York Racing Association announced that Sean S. Perl has been named assistant racing secretary for Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.
The deadline for owners and trainers of promising 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to make their horses eligible for the 2015 Triple Crown races is approaching quickly.
Delaware Park will offer 81 days of live racing this year from May 16 through Oct. 17. The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission approved the schedule Jan. 14.
A New York panel has begun anew the process for awarding a commercial casino license in the state's Southern Tier region after the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The group that operates Monmouth Park has reached out to the owner of Atlantic City Race Course to discuss leasing or purchasing the facility in southern New Jersey.
Kentucky horse racing commissioners are expected to listen Jan. 15 to a staff report on an investigation of trainer Steve Asmussen that followed allegations of horse mistreatment from PETA.
The Midlantic fall yearling sale, previously scheduled for Sept. 29, will now be held Oct. 6, while the Saratoga fall sale, earlier scheduled for Oct. 6, will be held Oct. 26, Fasig-Tipton said.
Lisa Troutt has been named to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The appointment was announced Tuesday, Jan. 13 by National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame president Gretchen Jackson.
Trinniberg, the 2012 champion sprinter, was represented by his first reported foal when a filly produced from Princesspatseattle was foaled Jan. 11 at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, which met Jan. 10 in the wake of a spate of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack, said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has partnered with TVG to become the first full-time Thoroughbred track in the evening simulcast market to broadcast its races in high definition on the network.
The governing body of Jefferson County, W.Va., where Charles Town Races is located, plans to send a message to state legislators that further reductions in the share of gaming revenue that supports racing are unacceptable.
Aqueduct Racetrack has canceled live racing for Jan. 10 because of weather conditions, the New York Racing Association said.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association will meet Jan. 10 with management of the New York Racing Association to discuss an increase in equine fatalities at Aqueduct Racetrack that has occurred during the winter meet.
Atlantic City Race Course, which was coming off one of its better meets last year and was awarded 2015 dates, will shut down Jan. 16, owner Greenwood ACRA said Jan. 9.
Due to increasing high winds and continued blowing snow at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 9, the New York Racing Association canceled the remainder of the day's racing card following the conclusion of the second race.
The state Gaming Commission said Jan. 9 it will resume the bidding process to issue the fourth and final immediately available casino license somewhere in the greater Binghampton region of the state.
For the second consecutive day, live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack has been canceled Jan. 8 due to extreme weather conditions, including sub-zero wind chills.
As a new year begins and live racing continues at Aqueduct Racetrack, a host of capital improvements are under way at Belmont Park in preparation for the upcoming spring meet. Live racing returns to Belmont April 29.
Laurel Park and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have decided to race Sundays in February and March. MJC officials said the Maryland Racing Commission signed off on the schedule changes.
WinStar Farm's Take Charge Indy, the regally-bred grade I-winning millionaire by A.P. Indy, had his first reported foal Monday, Jan. 5 when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Royal Thoroughbreds in Freedom, N.Y.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Jan. 7 the 2015 schedule for its seminars and clinics. These educational events feature various topics for prospective, new, and established owners and breeders.
Citing extreme weather conditions, several racetracks have canceled live racing programs for Jan. 7.
The Maryland Jockey Club reported a decrease in pari-mutuel handle on live racing at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2014, but total and average purses were up from 2013.
The Maryland Jockey Club Jan. 6 said it expects to have 150 new stalls ready for occupation at Laurel Park by April.
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Favored Paulassilverlining slipped through on the rail at the head of the lane and fought Noble and a Beauty to the wire to prevail by a nose in the $98,000 Ruthless Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Despite bobbling at the start and racing wide on the first turn, favored El Kabeir posted an impressive 4 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 3 from rainy Aqueduct Racetrack.
Bobby Flay's America went from last to first in a field of eight to win the $100,000 Affectionately Stakes Jan. 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Twenty-three racetracks and their affiliated wagering outlets began 2015 without the signals from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, and Laurel Park as a simulcast-fee dispute entered its second month.
El Kabeir has earned 11 points toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), but is looking for more as he heads the field in the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 3 from Aqueduct Racetrack.
Irad Ortiz Jr. topped the year-end riding standings for the first time and David Jacobson secured his third consecutive training title on the New York Racing Association's circuit in 2014.
Jockey Trevor McCarthy, trainer Kieron Magee, and owner Midwest Thoroughbreds topped the Maryland Jockey Club standings for 2014. The MJC operates Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.
PTK's Cerro will look to keep his perfect record at Laurel Park intact in the $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes, one of four stakes on the Jan. 3 program at the Maryland racetrack.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives Dec. 31 passed an amended bill that extended the simulcast rights of Suffolk Downs for 90 days to give track ownership and horsemen time to work on a plan to restore live racing.
The New York Racing Association, effective Jan. 28, will mandate a minimum number of official recorded workouts for certain categories of racehorses.
Longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder Donald Newman, of Roslyn, N.Y., died Dec. 23 after a brief illness at the age of 85.
Two-time grade I winner Belle Gallantey, ninth in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in her last start Oct. 31, is one of nine fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct Jan. 1.
Suffolk Downs, slated for closure Dec. 31, will be allowed to remain open for simulcasting only under the terms of a bill that cleared the Massachusetts Senate on Dec. 29.
Parx Racing-based rider Angel Suarez, who was a finalist for an Eclipse Award in 2012 as outstanding apprentice jockey, is in critical condition after being shot following an alleged break-in, according to news outlets.
Former jockey Andrea Terrill is suing Suffolk Downs near Boston, Mass., for injuries she sustained in a 2013 race.
Odds-on choice The Lewis Dinner and 16-1 outsider Chasing Bubbles, both by Posse, were victorious in a pair of New York Stallion Series divisions for state-bred 2-year-olds Dec. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Ghost Bay, owned and bred by Howard Bender, went from last to first to break his maiden and capture the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity Dec. 27 at Laurel Park.
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